England

The idyllic Cotswolds, the peaceful tranquillity of the Lake District, Cornwall's rugged coastline, the beautiful wetlands of the Norfolk Broads. A few of England's many treasures!

Kynren - An epic tale of England!

Kynren is rapidly becoming a ‘must see’ event on every group’s ‘bucket list’ and we have an unbeatable selection of hotels to choose from including our Recommended for You hotel…

The Thursford Christmas Spectacular!

Experience one of the most unique shows in the UK! With a cast of more than 100 the Thursford Christmas Spectacular, now in its 43rd year, is a festive entertainment extravaganza like no other! With a mix of dance, music and song this amazing festive show attracts audiences in their 1000’s every year – there’s nothing else quite like it! The Thursford Christmas Spectacular is another ‘must see’ event and one of our most popular and conveniently located hotels is the Links Country Park which is our Recommended for You hotel.

Isle of Wight of Yesteryear

The Victorian age in particular has left its mark on the island thanks in part to Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. They loved the island so much that the, English Heritage award winning, Osborne House was bought and rebuilt for them, and this is just one of the special places we visit on this nostalgic trip back in time.

RHS Chatsworth Flower Show

The RHS Flower Show, which takes place in June in the grand surrounds of Chatsworth House, brings together all the expected excellence of an RHS show against a backdrop of the spectacular formal gardens and parkland created by ‘Capability’ Brown - probably Britain’s greatest landscape gardener.

Harrogate Flower Show & Gardens of Yorkshire

The annual Harrogate Flower Shows, which take place in April and September are a must- visit event for all green fingered enthusiasts featuring vast floral displays, show gardens, food marquees and expert clinics providing a highlight amongst some of the other hidden gems included within our itinerary.

The Manchester Ship Canal Cruise & the Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre

One of the most fascinating attractions in the North West of England is the six hour cruise along the 35 mile length of the Manchester Ship Canal from Salford to Liverpool. It’s a memorable journey combining history and ever-changing scenery with a lively commentary. We also include a fascinating visit to the Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre.

Road, Rail and Sail! Through Lancashire and the Lakes

Enjoy a marvellous canal cruise across the Lune Aqueduct, a memorable steam train ride through the lovely East Lancashire countryside, explore England’s Lake District National Park, and visit Bury Market - Britain’s biggest! With so much to see in this region many groups opt for a 7 or 8 day tour!

Blackpool Illuminations & The Lake District

For two whole months Blackpool seafront and the splendid Tower are transformed into a magical, fairy-tale world of glorious light and colour interspersed with impressive story-telling tableaux. Whether you choose to stay for a single night or the whole week it’s sure to be an illuminating experience!

Bournemouth, Beaulieu & the Diamond Isle

Discover the scenic wonders of Dorset and the beautiful, diamond-shaped, Isle of Wight on this lovely south coast tour based in the popular seaside resort of Bournemouth. From the picturesque New Forest and the cathedral city of Winchester to the magnificent Beaulieu Palace House and Estate there is never a dull moment on this enthralling 5 day tour which has so much more on offer…

The Way We Were

On this nostalgic tour we turn the clocks back a 100 years or more and remember how things used to be. At the award- winning, Beamish, The Living Museum of the North, streets, shops and homes recreate life at the turn of the century. We also experience how it used to be in Nelson’s day and how the ‘other half’ lived at Cragside House.

UK Festive Markets

Discover the magic of festive Christmas markets with our selection of UK weekend breaks. They bring some special continental sights, sounds and flavours to our streets and squares – without the need to change any currency or even leave the country!

The Scenic Severn Valley

Once the backbone of England’s industrial heartland, the Black Country is now revitalised and a popular attraction for groups. This tour will take you on a nostalgic trip back in time as we visit The Black Country Living Museum. We also explore the Severn Valley and the wonderful Blists Hill Victorian Town and Ironbridge Gorge.

Cheshire Treats & Port Sunlight!

This special tour is packed full of highlights including a visit to the Roman city of Chester where we include a fascinating coach and walking tour together with a 2 hour cruise on the lively River Dee. We also include a visit to Port Sunlight Museum and Garden Village and the Wirral Peninsula. We also explore the Cheshire countryside as we visit Tatton Park with its magnificent deer herd.

Tutankhamun - Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh

The Tutankhamun legend captured imaginations globally when, in 1922, his tomb was unearthed by British explorer Howard Carter and financier Lord Carnarvon. This once in a lifetime exhibit, at the Saatchi Gallery, will unveil more than 150 original objects from the tomb with 60 pieces travelling out of Egypt for the first and last time. Discover the most famous of the Pharaohs, and follow his passage into everlasting life! Come and discover the most famous of the Pharaohs, and the young sovereign’s personal belongings as you follow his passage into everlasting life!

Birmingham International Tattoo, Christmas Market & the National Memorial Arboretum

In 2020 the Birmingham International Tattoo will be celebrating its 32nd year over the weekend of the 20th November. The Tattoo is renowned for its spectacle of military marching bands from across the globe. This is an action-packed break!

Derbyshire Delights!

Derbyshire and the Peak District is a treasure trove filled with scenery and attractions that our new Derbyshire Delights tour explores on this 5 day break that never has a dull moment. We also include a visit to stylish Haddon Hall, the location for many films including Jane Eyre and Pride & Prejudice.

Chatsworth House & Royal Crown Derby

Combine the beauty of the Peak District National Park and fascinating highlights of majestic Derbyshire as we take you on a tour of the Royal Crown Derby, visit stunning Chatsworth House & Gardens and much more, including friendly Chesterfield, with its famous crooked spire.

Pottering Around

The World of Wedgwood awaits on this 4 or 5 day tour that skates around the Staffordshire Potteries and the award winning Trentham Gardens. We include a fascinating visit to the National Brewery with a Kilderkin Tour and visit the much revered National Memorial Arboretum.

RHS Chelsea Flower Show

The Chelsea Flower Show, which takes place during the week commencing the 19th May, has been captivating and inspiring gardeners since 1913 with around 500 exhibitors showcasing their designs and floral displays. It’s now recognised as being the world’s most prestigious flower show that inspires millions and leads the way in innovative garden design.

RHS Garden Harlow Carr, Harewood House & York

Explore the delights of RHS Garden Harlow Carr, a garden with a wide variety of growing landscapes ranging from woodland to wildflower meadows spread over 68 acres. Set in a valley and very much a part of the Yorkshire countryside, the garden has a wide variety of growing landscapes, from running and still water to woodland and wildflower meadows. We also include visits to nearby Harewood House and the city of York and have free time in Harrogate.

Wonderful RHS Garden Wisley & Wine Weekend!

Wisley is the flagship garden of the RHS and one of the UK’s most visited and best-loved gardens, attracting around one million visitors each year. Around 75 garden staff, 25 students, 4 apprentices and 100 volunteers help make a day at Wisley an amazing experience for every visitor. You’re assured of a memorable day with a guided tour and buffet lunch included! We also include a visit to the excellent Denbies Wine Estate for a wine, cider & local cheese tasting tour.

RHS – See how their ‘Gardens Glow’!

Over the festive period, enjoy the magical experience of exploring an RHS garden by night – as fabulous lighting effects bring the gardens to life with illuminated walks and special effects.

RHS Garden Hyde Hall, Colchester & Call the Midwife!

The RHS Garden Hyde Hall started as a private garden with just six trees and on our guided tour you can find out more about this peaceful Essex garden that is a joy to explore all year round. Look out for the stunning Liquidambar tree at the Farmhouse Garden and the fascinating Mediterranean inspired Dry Garden – we’ve even included a private buffet lunch at Hyde Hall. Other highlights of this break include Colchester with a guided tour of the castle and museum and a cruise from Southend to Chatham Dockyard where we also include the wonderful ‘Call the Midwife’ tour!

Mersey Heights & Strawberry Fields!

Reach new Mersey heights as Liverpool’s iconic landmark has a brand new attraction - the ‘Royal Liver Building 360’ from where you will experience spectacular views over the Liverpool and Wirral skyline. Strawberry Fields is another fascinating new attraction and we include a visit to this authentic exhibition dedicated to the story of this historic Victorian house made famous by the Beatles hit song ‘Strawberry Fields Forever’!

Norfolk & the Broads!

The gentle landscapes and coastlines of Norfolk are captivating and there is much to discover throughout the county. From the fine city of Norwich, with its abundance of attractions, to picturesque Norfolk villages and historic homes this 5 day tour will highlight some of the best attractions including a cruise on one of the most photographed boats on the magnificent Norfolk Broads!

Sandringham House & the Bure Valley Railway

Norfolk is a county of wide-open landscapes, winding rivers, rolling heathland, proud market towns and many Royal connections. A highlight of this wonderful tour is an included visit to the majestic Royal Estate of Sandringham where you can explore the stately house and gardens. We’ve also included an enjoyable ride on the Bure Valley Railway. And no visit to Norfolk would be complete without a cruise on the famous Norfolk Broads!

Constable Country & Sutton Hoo!

Picture postcard Constable Country with lush rolling hillsides is a delight to behold and an inspiration to many artists. We feature some of the highlights on this tour as we explore Dedham Vale. We also include a visit to the world famous Angle Saxon burial site of Sutton Hoo with its awe-inspiring exhibition dedicated to the burial of an Anglo Saxon king.

Royal Windsor, the London Eye & Thames Cruise

A day out in London never fails to impress and you’ll get to see and experience some of the famous sights on our classic guided tour which includes an enjoyable ride on the London Eye and a relaxing Thames river boat cruise to complete the day. Finally we head off to Royal Windsor where we include a visit to Windsor Castle and see more wonderful sights on our second included river cruise with afternoon tea.

Castles, Vineyards & Spectacular Views!

The spectacular Herstmonceux Castle & Gardens is a sight to behold and dates back to the 15th century. It is one of the earliest examples of a ‘red-brick’ building in England and nothing short of stunning. We also include a guided tour of one of England’s finest vineyards Carr Taylor and include a ride on the impressive British Airways i360 Observation Tower for spectacular views of Brighton and the South Downs National Park.

Cream of the Cotswolds

The stunning Warwickshire countryside provides the background for our ever popular Cream of the Cotswolds tour the highlight of which is a visit to the historic town of Stratford-upon-Avon and nearby Hidcote Gardens. We also include a visit to magnificent Charlecote Park and Warwick with a guided tour of the castle – and of course visits to picture postcard Cotswold villages!

Wonderful Weston-super-Mare and the Mendips

Weston-super-Mare is a town of splendid contrasts, offering lively entertainment, attractive parks and gardens and one of the best piers in Europe! It is also a perfect base for touring with Exmoor, the Mendip Hills, the North Devon Coast and many other places of historical and scenic beauty within comfortable touring distance just waiting to be explored.

The Devon and Cornwall Experience

Plymouth is a rich in maritime history city which makes it an ideal base for exploring the very best of Devon and Cornwall. From the inspiring Eden Project, which continues to evolve, to the delights of Morwelham Quay this is a tour that highlights why so many groups return here year upon year. We’ve even included a relaxing River Dart Cruise to ensure this is an experience to cherish!

Delightful Devon

The most glamorous of all West Country resorts, Torquay overflows with vitality and places of interest. The town has a unique international flavour and a bustling harbour. Our tour highlights include two delightful train rides on preserved steam railways, a cruise on the River Dart and the rugged beauty of the Dartmoor National Park.

Mill Rythe Holiday Village - Great for Groups!

Mill Rythe Holiday Village has always been a ‘number one choice’ with our groups, and, having gone from strength to strength in recent years, they think it is just great! It’s located on Hayling Island and enjoys wonderful views across Chichester Harbour, with lovely coastal walks accessed from the edge of its extensive grounds.

RHS Garden Bridgewater – Opening Autumn 2020

The RHS plan to create a stunning new 154 acre garden in the heart of the North West in Salford is on a garden project of this size. Make sure your now well under way and it will open to the public group are one of the first to visit this new RHS in 2020.

Mersey Magic

With the largest array of museums and galleries outside London, Liverpool has become a magnet for groups in recent years and our popular Mersey Magic tour covers some of its rich musical history, heritage and unique culture and flavour.

Yorkshire Scenic Coast & Country

There are many locations which make the claim to be ‘God’s own country’ and Yorkshire folk firmly believe this applies to their beloved county. From ‘Herriot Country’ to ‘Heartbeat Country’ there is an endless stream of titles that ignite the imagination. This five day tour has a real flavour of Yorkshire and you will get to see some of the best of its coastal and country scenery.

BA i360 & Sussex Explorer

The seaside resort of Eastbourne is our base for this marvellous tour which is packed full of attractions from the exhilarating British Airways i360 glass viewing pod in fashionable Brighton to the wonderfully restored Bluebell Railway. We also include visits to the outstanding Borde Hill Gardens, NT Sheffield Park, fascinating Penshurst Place & Gardens and Chiddingstone Village.

A Taste of Lincolnshire!

There is so much more to Lincolnshire than you can imagine and you’ll discover some new experiences alongside some firm favourites on this tour with lots of included attractions. Enjoy a full day in Lincoln; explore delightful Gunby Hall & Gardens, remember our fallen heroes at the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Visitors Centre; visit the Grimsby Fishing Heritage Centre and not least enjoy a cup of tea with a slice of famous Lincolnshire Plum Bread on your way home!

RHS Garden Rosemoor and hidden gems of North Devon

Nestled in the beautiful Torridge Valley between Exmoor and Dartmoor National Parks, RHS Garden Rosemoor is a hidden gem, surrounded by woodland and enhanced by the natural beauty of North Devon. Come and explore this stunning garden and enjoy the delights of Devon on one of our tailor made tours.

Skegness Seaside Escape!

It is easy to see why Skegness has been such a seaside holiday favourite for so many years. There’s clean, award-winning sandy beaches, level streets and good shopping, great amusements and attractions, and of course the lovely Lincolnshire countryside is on the doorstep - perfect for a springtime Seaside Escape!

Weston-super-Mare Seaside Special!

Weston-super-Mare is a town of splendid contrasts, offering lively entertainment, attractive parks and gardens, one of the best piers in Europe, excellent shopping, and an unspoilt coastline and countryside. As a touring centre too, Weston-super-Mare is privileged, with Exmoor, the Mendip Hills, the North Devon Coast and many other places of historical interest and scenic beauty within comfortable touring distance. And from only £199* this is a super 5 day seaside special.

Bournemouth Summer Specials!

Beautifully built amid the pinewoods, Bournemouth is so much more than just a seaside resort and an impressive array of attractions, it is one of the premier holiday centres in the country. There are two piers, two thousand acres of parks and gardens, seven miles of clean golden beaches, traffic free shopping areas, regular military band concerts, star-studded evening entertainment and, of course, the beautiful Dorset coast and countryside is close by too.